Mary Wright in Queen’s Honours List

Anna Robertsone-News, International, Women's artistic gymnastics

Today we congratulate Mary Wright who was awarded a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to Gymnastics. Mary first began her coaching career in Dunedin in 1965 before moving to Christchurch School of Gymnastics in 1969. Many of her athletes during this time won national titles with three competing in the 1973 World Championships. Hungry … Read More

Our ‘Stella’ Debuts on the Commonwealth Stage

Anna RobertsonCompetitive Gymnastics, e-News, Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, International, Rhythmic gymnastics, Women's artistic gymnastics

The only females in the gymnastics contingent of the NZ Team, competing at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games are of course our two Stellas.  Both 15 and both debuting their first big senior event. Stella Ashcroft (Christchurch School of Gymnastics) competed in the women’s artistic gymnastics competition on Friday 6 April and qualified through to all around finals where … Read More

Alexa Awarded World Class Gymnast

Anna Robertsone-News, International, Trampoline

Trampoline and double-mini National Champion Alexa Kennedy was awarded an FIG World Class Gymnast pin from her performance at Worlds last year, the only New Zealander to have done so. FIG recognises athletes who make finals at the World Championships as World Class. “Being a world-class gymnast has always been a dream since my very first competition, watching the seniors … Read More

We Welcome Three New Team Members

Anna Robertsone-News, Member Updates

We are super excited to welcome three new people to the Gymnastics NZ team.  Rachel Murphy has filled the role of Upper South Relationship Manager.  Rachel has a big interest in all things sports and spent the last three years working for Softball New Zealand, where her focus was policy and strategy and ran national tournaments. Hockey is her number … Read More

WAG Performance Camps and Workshops

Anna Robertsone-News, Education, Women's artistic gymnastics

The end of January saw the first Women’s Artistic Gymnastics (WAG) Junior and Senior Performance Camps held in Christchurch. The programme is created for both athletes and coaches – building the capability of coaches to deliver better gymnastics, to then create better athletes across all levels. Invited athletes attended with their coaches and were trained under the direction of WAG Performance … Read More

2018 Prime Ministers Scholarship Recipients

Anna Robertsone-News, Education, International

Gymnastics New Zealand is excited to announce that six international judges are the recipients of a Prime Minister’s Scholarship. Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Officials (judges) helps judges gain the skills to officiate at pinnacle events. The scholarship is awarded once a year. Recipients of a 2018 Scholarship are: • Michelle Woolf – Women’s Artistic Gymnastics (Hutt Valley) • Gareth Brettell … Read More

Ways to Watch Gymnastics at Gold Coast 2018

Anna RobertsonCompetitive Gymnastics, e-News, Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, International, Men's artistic gymnastics, Rhythmic gymnastics, Women's artistic gymnastics

Seven out of the two hundred and fifty-one athletes in the New Zealand team competing at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, are gymnastics athletes.  If you are not fortunate enough to be at the event, following are some ways that we can support our athletes from afar… There are certain media restrictions in the Village, but we will be posting … Read More

Gymnastics Classes Now at the Mall

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, e-News, Recreational Gymnastics

North Harbour Gymnastics Club is now taking gymnastics classes to the masses – at the mall.  A leased shop space at the entrance of Glenfield Mall is now home to recreational gymnastics classes six days a week.  Their location exposes them to more than 5 million people in foot traffic and, being located at the entrance, also enables them to … Read More

CEO Update – December 2017

Anna RobertsonCEO / Board Updates, e-News, Member Updates

‘Brave new worlds’, ‘Final frontiers’, ‘Giant leaps for humankind’, ‘Journey into the unknown’, ‘The path less travelled’. These are all traditionally filled with impressions of large-scale commitment to grand ideas that are bold and present infinite opportunity. Whilst a number of these have occupied your organisation during 2017, there is also a significant amount of business as usual that, in … Read More

NZ Judges Invited to Commonwealth Games

Anna RobertsonCompetitive Gymnastics, e-News, International, Men's artistic gymnastics, NZ Team Announcements, Rhythmic gymnastics, Women's artistic gymnastics

We are super excited to announce that five of our New Zealand brevet judges have been invited by the Federation of International Gymnastics (FIG) to officiate at the upcoming Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.  These judges are: WAG – Avril Enslow (Christchurch School of Gymnastics) WAG – Michelle Woolf (Hutt Valley Gymsports) MAG – Gareth Brettell (Tri Star Gymnastics) MAG … Read More